What's new, book-wise:
For what may prove to be my last book (unless the future holds, as
it's been known to do, some life-changing surprise) I was asked to write
HILLARY CLINTON: AMERICAN WOMAN of the WORLD.
So as to have the hardcover edition published in time for the Democrats'
convention, in July 2016, the text came to an end a few months prior, in
January. You can read about November's fateful Election Day and a bit of
its aftermath in the updated, paperback edition, which was published in
I just love this color sketch for the cover of my new book:
Flags Over America. It's a picture book
history of flags, especially America's. It's due out from
Albert Whitman & Co. on
the first of September 2014. And, just for you to know, mid-Sept will
make 200 YEARS since
Francis Scott Key wrote his poem about the
Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the
Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero. Published by
Albert Whitman & Co.
Proud I was to write this book about stubborn, idealistic
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, a woman well worth knowing and the ONLY
woman ever to be awarded the Medal of Honor for valor in battle. The
handsome illustrations are done by Carlo Molinari.
New York Times:
"a smart portrait of a conventional woman..."
School Library Journal:
"The child-friendly text, peppered with colorful quotes and
descriptions, works both as a read-aloud and a read alone to bring
this little-known heroine to life."
"...a welcome window into an important American life."
If I've got a
masterpiece, this is it: My historical,
coming-of-age novel, Just For You to Know,
set in Missouri 1963-1964. It's now available on
KINDLE, or feel free to
CONTACT ME &
once I've done my happy dance I'll write back & let you know how you
can have a signed paperback copy of this darling of my heart for
your very own.
School Library Journal:
"Especially true and tender."
some VERY brave adventurers and see my
illustrations in WOMEN EXPLORERS,
written by Julie Cummins (Dial Spring 2012).
This is a follow-up to our WOMEN
EXPLORERS (Dutton 2008). Both are
collections of brief, lively & informative
bios of real-life, most-xtraordinary women.
LAURA INGALLS WILDER COLORING BOOK.
More than an ordinary coloring book, this is a collection of 25
detailed (8 ½” by 11”) drawings of the people and places in the life of Laura
Ingalls Wilder, much-loved Missouri author. The pictures can be enjoyed
on their own OR you can make them even more beauteous with your crayons
or colored pencils. I’ve added a Maps and a Chronology, loaded with
significant dates in Laura’s life and in those of her dear ones. There’s
contact information, too, for the many L.I.W. sites around the country
and on the web, as well as an introduction written by L.I.W. biographer,
William Anderson. Curious to see an example of the illustrations? CLICK
on my Coloring Pages.
The Literary Adventures of Washington
Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carver AND Science & Invention in America
The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone and How Early
Americans Took to the Road
The Remarkable, Rough-Riding Life of
Roosevelt and the Rise of Empire America
The Tragic Tale of
Narcissa Whitman and a Faithful
History of the Oregon Trail
Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the
Story of Plymouth
M is for Mount Rushmore
The Remarkable Benjamin Franklin
Our Colonial Year
Franklin & Eleanor
Ghosts of the Nile
The Revolutionary John Adams
Rabble Rousers, 20 Women who made
Ghosts of the Civil War
Remember the Ladies
Ghosts of the 20th Century
Midnight in the Cemetery
Mark Twain and the Queens of the Mississippi
Young Teddy Roosevelt
Ghosts of the White House
Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington
They're Off! The Story of the Pony Express
Young Abe Lincoln 1809 - 1837
PaPa's Christmas Gift
The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal
Young John Quincy
Three Young Pilgrims
The Queen with Bees in Her Hair